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03/11/05

GPS Monitoring for Deadbeat Parents

Chatham County may have a new way to track down parents who don't pay their child support. Today, law enforcers unveiled a new electronic ankle bracelet to Chatham County commissioners. A $300,000 federal grant was awarded to the county to pay for a pilot program where child support agents will be able to monitor a nonpaying parent using GPS technology.

They can keep working to pay their child support instead of going to jail. "It allows for people who have a job and are delinquent in their child support payments to still work and make money to support their children," noted Col. McArthur Holmes of the county jail.

Chatham County is one of four in Georgia chosen to use the monitoring service.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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